24 hours. 30 actors. 10 authors. 7 plays. 1 performance. Dropbox may not feel the same. It is finally time again! After the success in January held the troupe PANOPTICON on the 7th and 8th August 2010 together with the s ‘ ensemble Theater Augsburg for the second time night shift in the theater “the 24-hour theater project.
Writers, directors, actors try what takes usually several months of planning and samples, in less than a day to reach set designer and technician at the 24-hour theatre. 24 hours, 7 pieces are written, rehearsed, and performed. One can imagine something like the expiry of such a project: actor audition on a Saturday night for pieces that are not yet written at this time. At the same time writers and directors discuss the cast and a rough storyline of the planned pieces. Then, the writer retreat. Your task is to write about the night a long ten minutes play. The piece is passed 7:00 at the directors the next morning to point. Their Task is now to the staging of the pieces.
For this, they have approximately twelve hours. During this time, they must rehearse with their actors. Parallel work on the stage and get the necessary props. Everything must be done to 19:00 learned texts props laid, construction and renovation of the stage cleared, light, music and technology. Because the doors open at 20:00 and the Hall fills up, the performance starts. What 24 hours earlier did not exist, thrilled an audience now. Anyone can join and compete as author, Director, actor, or costume and stage designer. When the distribution of tasks is sure to bring together experienced people and less experienced. Theatre lay and professional”therefore meet on equal footing, work together in one piece and can learn from each other.